Marketing & Communications Internship - Heurich House Museum
The Heurich House Museum preserves the legacy of Christian Heurich and enriches the creative economy of Washington, DC. The private non-profit Heurich House Museum preserves the historic Heurich House mansion as a museum and community center. The mansion, which was built from 1892-94, was the home of German immigrant, local brewer, and philanthropist Christian Heurich (1842-1945). Recognized as Washington, DC’s most successful brewer, he ran the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. until his death at 102. The mansion is notable for its technological innovations, original interiors, and rich archival collection of one of the most important local families. The museum is open for regular public events and public tours. Private tours and event rentals are also available.
The museum educates the public about the life and times of Christian Heurich and promotes a deeper understanding of late-Victorian architecture, technological innovation in the built environment, the brewing industry of Washington, DC, and the German immigrant experience in America.
The Heurich House Museum is seeking a charismatic team player to assist the Marketing & Communications Manager. The ideal candidate should be willing to jump into any task, get their hands dirty, ask questions, and have a good attitude.
Under the supervision of the Marketing & Communications Manager, the Marketing & Communications Intern would work in coordination with staff, guides, and volunteers in a variety of capacities and on a range of tasks, which may include, but is not limited to, the following:
Assisting the Marketing & Communications Manager with the development of social media content for the museum's platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram);
Developing, in conjunction with museum staff, a photo library and management system;
Assisting the Marketing & Communications Manager with ongoing brand audit and ordering of new marketing materials for the museum;
Assisting museum staff with ongoing CRM clean-up;
Completing research related to the marketing and communications strategies of other organizations;
Assisting museum staff in launching our first online gift shop in time for the holiday season;
Developing reports for the tracking of the museum's online presence;
Performing media sweeps and monitoring news relevant to the museum;
Assisting the Marketing & Communications Manager in managing the museum's end of year and celebration of the 125th anniversary campaigns throughout the fall and winter season;
Assisting in developing marketing and communications content for museum events and garden bar, 1921;
Other marketing & communications duties as assigned.
This is an internship for credit only. Interns must be able to complete this for college or university credit.
Required Experience, Skills, and Availability
Must be enrolled in a B.A., M.A., or graduate degree program at a college or university of recognized standing with major course work in communications, marketing, media studies, business, public history, liberal arts, museum studies or related field
Demonstrated interest or previous experience in marketing & communications
Data entry skills
Self-starter and team player
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Creative problem solver and highly organized
Availability on weekdays required (preferred availability on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays)
Number of hours per week is flexible based on program requirements
Email resume, cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls.
The Heurich House Museum values diversity of culture and thought and seeks talented, qualified employees in all its operations regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other protected classification under country or local law.